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Tyler S. Lorig, Ph.D

Ruth Parmly Professor of Psychology and Chair, Neuroscience Program


1988  Post-doctoral training, Yale University (Olfaction/psychophysiology)

1983  Ph.D., University of Georgia (Biopsychology)

1980  M.S., University of Georgia (Biopsychology)

1978  B.S., Georgia Southwestern College, Magna Cum Laude (Psychology)

Joined Washington and Lee University's faculty in 1988

Research Interests:

My research is concerned with understanding the neurophysiological basis of cognition and its evolution. The primitive nature of the olfactory system provides an interesting avenue to this topic. Most of my research involves recording human brain electrical activity as subjects detect or label odors. I also have strong interests in the analysis and visualization of brain activity.

Course Links:

Psych 111    Brain and Behavior
Psych 120    Quantitative Literacy in Behavioral Science
Psych 252    Experimental Psychology: Sensation and Perception
Psych 255    Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience
Psych 352    Laboratory in Sensation and Perception 

Psych 355    Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience 

Psych 395A The Art and Science of Perfume



Phone: (540) 458-8839